Eight Indian beaches have got an International Blue Flag Certification, said Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Sunday.
The Blue Flag is reportedly a certification that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its standards.
“Proud moment for India; all 8 beaches recommended by government gets coveted International Blue Flag Certification. An outstanding feat, as no BLUE FLAG nation has ever been awarded for 8 beaches in a single attempt,” tweeted Javadekar.
The beaches that have been awarded the Blue Flag are Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh), Golden (Odisha) and Radhanagar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).